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NDRC: Australia Day Rained out at Sydney Dragway

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Australia Day Rained out at Sydney Dragway

The National Drag Racing Championship regrets to announce that no racing will occur today at Sydney Dragway, due to continuing wet weather.

The rounds of racing missed today will be rescheduled, with an announcement of those details to be made this coming Wednesday.

While exceptionally sorry that no racing has been able to occur today, the NDRC appreciates the racers and fans for hanging in there with us.

NDRC: Australia Day Rained out at Sydney Dragway

Those that have pre-purchased a spectator ticket online will receive an email from Oztix by Wednesday – they do not need to do anything.

Spectators who purchased a ticket at the gate need to keep a clear picture of that ticket on their phone, and send it through to Oztix at info@oztix.com.au as soon as possible.

Finally, the NDRC wishes to thank the track crew and officials who have worked so hard today to try and get us on-track, and to the racers who have stuck around in the hope they could put on a show for the fans.

Australia Day Celebrated In Style At Sydney Dragway

There was no better place to celebrate Australia Day today than at Sydney Dragway for day one of the Saltwood @ Rosedale Australia Day Nationals.

The action-packed show was headlined by no end of spectacular drag racing performances from the 11,000hp/500kph Top Fuel racers who across their field delivered 12 three-second passes with four of those at 500kph+, and two side-by-side three performances.

And the show-stopping entertainment wasn’t limited to Top Fuel either, with the high-powered dragsters racing on-track alongside Pro Alcohol, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – all of which are enjoying two rounds of their championships this weekend – as well as qualifying for Top Doorlammer and Pro Stock alongside the Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship.


Six Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors gave fans of two-wheeled racing action plenty to cheer about this evening, although it was a rough start for the title leader in the first pass for the bracket with Scott White unable to record a round one time after shutting down on the start line and not being allowed to refire. Ryan Learmonth and Jason Lee were up next, with Lee red lighting and Learmonth recording the win with a 7.347/290.56kph pass. Tony Frost (7.333/288.91kph) and Luke Crowley (7.242/300.16kph) took the remaining wins for round one, over Locky Ireland and Daniel Rabnott respectively.

NDRC - Luke Crowley Pro Stock Motorcycle
Luke Crowley

In round two Scott White was this time able to get down the track with a 7.912/280.33kph pass, but it wasn’t enough to take the win with Ryan Learmonth instead turning on the win light with a 7.330/288.24kph effort. Frost (7.539/286.20kph) then took another win over a red-lighting Rabnott (7.516/281.02kph), before Lee enjoyed a solo with a 7.696/283.77kph result. Crowley (7.217/301.52kph) and Ireland (8.388/249.73kph) then faced off, with Crowley emerging as the victor.

In the finals, Ireland ran a solo D-Final pass but was unable to keep it under power, crossing the line in 8.250 seconds at 256.83kph. White and Rabnott faced off in the C Final with a close race seeing White take the win with a 7.330/289.49kph run over Rabnott’s 7.366/286.27kph. Lee then ran a solo in the B-Final, recording a 7.456 second pass.

It was then time for the A-Final, with Crowley (7.124/302.59kph) pitted against Learmonth (7.317/289.32kph) and ultimately taking the victory.

“That is amazing (the ET) for these conditions. It has been a really tough day and we haven’t really been on top of it, but we have just been sneaking up little bit by little bit and obviously we got the job done,” Crowley said. “It was a great race; I could see Ryan in the corner of my helmet pretty much the whole way so he couldn’t have been too far back!”


Almost 200 Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship competitors took to the track for qualifying as they chase valuable Eastern Conference points at the Saltwood @ Rosedale Australia Day Nationals.

Top qualifying in their respective brackets today ahead of racing tomorrow were Leonard Azzopardi (Extreme Bike), Joshua Bertenshaw (Junior Drag Bike), and Peter Strudwick (Modified Bike).

NDRC - Leonard Azzopardi Extreme Bike
Leonard Azzopardi

The Saltwood @ Rosedale Australia Day Nationals will return to Sydney Dragway on Saturday January 27 for racing for all brackets, headlined by the 11,000hp/500kph Top Fuel dragsters, with racing on-track from 9.30am. For tickets, go to ndrc.tv.

For more information about the NDRC, please visit www.ndrc.tv

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